Essentially: it's the time of the super-producer. And if there's one man behind the boards in the United Kingdom who is deserving of a similar status to those previous names, it's Steel Banglez - a producer whose discography reads like a checklist of hot names in the UK scene, running from Wiley and Big H to newer names like J Hus and MoStack.
When it comes to the latter two acts, Banglez is in part responsible for the afrotrap genre that's sweeping across London and beyond. He describes himself as something of a scientist, successfully forging elements of the UK's musical history into a brand new sound. His latest track 'Bad' - which boasts an impressive line-up of Yungen, MoStack, Mr Eazi and Not3s - is a perfect example, with YouTube commentators quick to pick up and note his recognisable production. It's also the moment when, after years of hard work, everything has smoothly come together.
You could call the Steel Banglez journey a spiritual one. At the least his logo is an image of The Flower Of Life, a sacred geometric symbol that symbolises the start of all things. It's fitting because as much as Banglez is making music, he's also giving back to the world too; his charity, 'Wishing Well', is an initiative that aims to provide eco wells to deprived areas across India and Africa. There's also the beginnings of a label, Gifted Records, the first UK rap label on Warner Brothers. Ultimately, with these three acts in the past, Banglez is starting a new journey - one of his own, where he's standing at the forefront of a UK sound, a new super-producer in his own right as well as philanthropist and label owner, all while wearing those steel bangles on his wrist.
25 Aug, 2019
The third & final day of the Reading & Leeds Festivals, continues with these artists from the Primary Talent International roster, performing at both sites.
Reading Festival: Sunday
...Everyone You Know
Leeds Festival: Sunday
...The Japanese House
...Sons of Raphael
27 Jun, 2019
The Cure will headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival on Sunday, and the day features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.
11.50-12.30: Circa Waves (Other Stage)
14.30-15.30: Self Esteem (Pussy Parlure)
16.00-16.40: Nilüfer Yanya (William's Green)
16.00-17.00: Joy Crookes (Pussy Parlure)
16.00-17.00: Tiffany Calver (Gully Blues)
17.00-18.00: Steel Banglez (Gully Blues)
17.15-18.15: Ray BLK (Sonic)
17.15-18.15: Loyle Carner (Other Stage)
17.20-18.20: The Bootleg Beatles (Acoustic Stage)
18.00-18.40: Ten Tonnes (William's Green)
18.00-19.00: DJ Vadim ft Kiko Bun (The Bug at Arcadia)
20.15-21.15: Dave (Other Stage)
21.15-23.30: The Cure (Pyramid Stage)
21.30-22.45: The Streets (John Peel Stage)
23.15-00.30: Maverick Sabre (Sonic)
00.00-01.00: Kasra (Arcadia's Pangea)
01.00-02.00: High Contrast DJ (Samula)
01.00-03.00: Mike Skinner DJ (The Rum Shack)
04 Sep, 2018
Steel Banglez will play the Jazz Cafe in London, on 17th November 2018.
17 Aug, 2018
The South West Four Weekender 2018, takes place on Clapham Common, London on the weekend of 25th / 26th August & features a whole host of Primary Talent International & Decked Out artists.
Saturday 25th August
Sunday 26th August
07 Jul, 2018
The South West Four festival takes place on Clapham Common, London on 25th & 26th August, and will feature many Primary Talent & Decked Out artists:
Saturday 25th August
Sunday 26th August
19 May, 2018
The Great Escape festival will take place at multiple venues across Brighton, from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th May, and a great many Primary Talent International artists will be taking part.
Saturday 19th May
...Gaffa Tape Sandy
...The Magic Gang
For further information, consult The Great Escape website.
24 Apr, 2018
BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend festival in Swansea on the weekend of 26th/27th May, will feature many Primary Talent artists.
Radio 1 Other Stage
BBC Introducing Stage
...Art School Girlfriend
This event is already SOLD OUT.
13 Apr, 2018
The Lovebox festival, takes place in Gunnersbury Park, London on 13th / 14th July & features several Primary Talent & Decked Out artists.
...Mike Skinner & Murkage